Imagine Julia Louis-Dreyfus an irreverent, somewhat half-witted, sometimes bitchy yet somehow still charming Vice President who’s one heartbeat (literally, in that the President is having chest pains) away from the Oval Office. That’s the premise behind HBO’s upcoming series VEEP.

This preview definitely sets the stage for a compelling, funny ride from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz and writer Richard Day. Only Louis-Dreyfus could pull off such a complicated character and still come off as likable. While there will certainly be some comparisons, Louis-Dreyfus insists that the show is not a Sarah Palin parody. (Although you will definitely see a moment or two in the preview that feel inspired by her.)

Directed by Armando Iannucci, the first episode is set to premiere Sunday, April 22nd.

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